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A concussion is a functional brain injury with complex and heterogeneous symptom presentation. It should be managed based on the individual presentation. Most concussions resolve on their own in about two weeks. International guidelines recommend an initial period of physical and cognitive rest (48 hours) to allow the individual’s symptoms time to resolve before initiating treatment. If symptoms persist more than a few days, then a referral for comprehensive evaluation and management is suggested, especially if symptoms persist greater than four to six weeks. In this course, you will learn how to apply various treatment approaches with which we can treat a concussion to address the unique cluster of symptoms experienced by an individual patient.
This course aims to provide insight into various treatment options for symptoms that occur as a result of a concussion
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 0.9 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- discuss up to 4 treatment options that are available for symptoms experiences post-concussion
- plan an appropriate treatment plan based on case scenarios
- choose the appropriate treatment progression for a given intervention